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More Identity Theft Trouble for Video Gamers?

truettyen (3410103) writes | about 6 months ago

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truettyen (3410103) writes "Brewer Fraud Law Group Barcelona (Oct. 26 2013) — In more bad news for video game companies, Electronic Arts recently admitted that hackers had breached its servers and stolen sensitive customer information. By targeting a bulletin board for the video game “Never winter Nights,” hackers were able to obtain EA customers’ sensitive information, including their full names, birth dates, e-mail addresses, and user passwords. Electronic Arts claims that customer credit card information was not compromised, but the hackers have plenty of personal information to launch identity theft attacks, should they choose.

http://www.brewerlawyergroup.com/identity-fraud/more-identity-theft-trouble-for-video-gamers

The attack on Electronic Arts follows an attack earlier this year on Sony’s PlayStation and Qriocity networks, which compromised the personal data and credit card information of roughly 100 million

users. Popular gaming companies Nintendo, Sega, and Square Enix have also come under attack. A group calling itself Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for several of the attacks.

On EA’s official website, the company vowed to “continue to do what is needed to protect [users’] personal information.” So far, that has meant disabling potentially breached accounts and resetting the passwords for others. Greater security controls have also been added to better protect customer information in the future.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of identity theft, the professionals at Hornberger & Brewer can help. Our experienced identity-theft attorneys will guide you through this difficult time and help you understand your options. For more information on how we can help, visit our website."

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